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Metal Plating

Plating is only good for occasional wear and if worn daily will definitely need to be repeatedly reapplied Within the scope of fine jewelry, there are only two reasons to plate something. The first and most common use is to give a piece of sterling silver jewelry a gold finish. This creates a nice piece of jewelry that has the appearance of gold, lacks the cost and still retains the value of being solid precious metal. The second application is that of using rhodium plating to plate any material for two reasons, first to mitigate any allergies one might have to the 7.5% of base metals in sterling silver and second to combat tarnish and retain a bright white finish.

In both cases, the longevity of the plating will depend on two factors. 1) the thickness of the plating. When talking about plating we are talking microns so there is no such thing as plating that will survive a scratch (another pitfall of gold plated products). 2) General wear habits and frequency of use.

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